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In Memoriam 

‘Commiseration’ is what someone offered me at the news that the Oppenheimers were leaving De Beers.

The idea that I might miss such an easy target to have the odd pop shot at when bored had not been my first reaction, and I pointed out that I enjoyed reading obituaries and looked forward to writing this one.

Also, I must say I can hardly feel sorry for someone who has managed to sell their stake in a company for $5.1 billion in cash, and it actually makes me wonder who felt under more pressure.

De Beers was, I recall, valued at $19 billion when it was privatised in 2001, so

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How DIAMONDS are formed - National Geographic


Happy Mickey Collection by Chopard

Serious fun to be had with Chopard’s Happy Mickey collection launched in London today. Are they taking the Mickey? 

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Gold Bar 101 – Everything You Ought To Understand About This Valuable Metal

Remember the famed movie, Indiana Jones? How about the box office hit of Brendan Frasier and Rachel Weisz about mummies and Egyptian kings? What do you think are the similarities of the two movies? Both movies, Indiana Jones and The Mummy are adventure themed films. They have quite similary plot and subject. Both stories go round treasure hunting, artifacts and gold bars.

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An Australian Company introduces an Opal Grading System

Carlsbad, Calif.--Opal Horizon Ltd., a Brisbane, Australia-based opal mining, sales and marketing company, presented a new, comprehensive system for grading gem quality opals on at the Gemological Institute of America’s 2011 Symposium.

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